The Master of Science in Nursing degree is offered as an accelerated program designed for the needs and schedules of the adult learner. Courses are offered in a flexible, convenient format at multiple locations and online. Classes may be scheduled at the Oak Brook, Tinley Park, Hickory Hills, Shorewood, or Romeoville campuses.
Courses may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. MSN core courses, nursing administration and nursing education courses are scheduled in an eight-week format.
The practicum courses and all nurse practitioner courses are scheduled in a sixteen-week format.
To graduate, students in the nursing administration and nursing education specializations complete a minimum of 42 semester credits. Students in the adult nurse practitioner specialization complete a minimum of 49 semester credits, and students in the family nurse practitioner specialization complete a minimum of 55 semester credits. Students who choose the dual MSN/MBA degree complete a minimum of 63-66 semester credits.
Nursing administration and nursing education are available as post-master's certificate programs for the professional nurse who has a master's degree in nursing. The nursing administration certificate program requires 12 semester credits and the nursing education certificate requires 9 credits.